Alfred Olango, a Ugandan refugee aged 38, died on the night of Tuesday to Wednesday. He brandished an electronic cigarette.
A new case of black man killed by police has provoked demonstrations, Wednesday, September 28, in Southern California. Alfred Olango, a Ugandan refugee aged 30, died in the night from Tuesday to Wednesday of her injuries.
The policers intervened Tuesday afternoon after a call describing a man with erratic behavior in the middle of traffic in El Cajon, about 20 kilometers from San Diego. According to the head of Police local, Jeff Davis, the arrival of the police in the parking lot of a restaurant, Alfred Olango ignored the directives of agents asking him withdraw a hand from his pocket.
“At one point, the subject quickly pulled out an object from the front pocket of his pants, joined his hands and stretched them quickly at the police, taking what looked like a firing position” said Mr. Davis in a statement.
An officer then used a Taser – a taser – while “simultaneously, the one with the gun fired several times, touching the subject” . The object was released by Mr. Olango “electronic cigarette” . The scene, the police arrived shooting, lasted barely a minute.
“ You have killed him before me”
Calling for calm, the authorities promised investigation “transparent” jointly by the local and federal police and the prosecutor. According to Mr. Davis, the two police officers involved each have over twenty years experience and have been placed on administrative leave while the investigation.
A video posted on the network social Facebook filmed after the incident, shows a woman in distress that comes as the sister of Olango and said have called the police to come in aid to his brother, according to her mental disorder. “I called for you help my brother. You killed him before me “she cries, in this video for tens of thousands of times.
Dozens of protesters marched Wednesday in the quiet El Cajon, blocking a crossing at a time and facing police in riot gear. More than 100 people had gathered just after the shooting Tuesday night on places of the drama, and chanted the Black Lives Matter movement rallying cries against police violence against blacks.
Wednesday, dozens of protesters also marched in Los Angeles on Sunset Boulevard, some holding signs where we read “civil rights” .
The death of Mr. Olongo occurs in a context racially tense in the United States, following the death of a series of blacks under police bullets. Last week, the death of Keith Lamont Scott, 43, sparked several days of large enamelled manifestations of violence in Charlotte. The state of emergency has just been lifted Wednesday.